Panicum trichonode Launert & Renvoize

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Status: Native
Caespitose or shortly rhizomatous, glabrous or pilose perennial with erect or ascending culms 35–120 cm. high from a pubescent base; nodes conspicuously bearded or pubescent with white hairs. Leaf laminae 20–30 × 3–5 mm., linear, flat, sharply acute. Panicle 10–22 cm. long, elliptic or oblong, moderately branched. Spikelets 2.5–3 mm. long, ovate-elliptic, glabrous, acute; inferior glume 1/8–1/4 the length of the spikelet, broadly-ovate, membranous, 0–1-nerved; superior glume herbaceous, 7–9-nerved; inferior lemma similar to the superior glume, male, its palea well developed; superior lemma and palea pallid, shiny.
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Habitat: Damp grassland on clay soils
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1900 m
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 42.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 28.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 30.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 107.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 142.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 191.

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Flora of Botswana: Panicum trichonode
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Panicum trichonode
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Panicum trichonode., retrieved 23 April 2024

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